Oct. 16, 2012
Twelve lawyers are running for six contested District Court seats in the November election. This page is devoted to material on the contest between David Strickland and Kary Church Watson for the seat being vacated by Judge John Totten, who polled 13.7% of the vote in a May nonpartisan primary after his censure by the N.C. Supreme Court for misconduct in his handling of a 2010 drunken driving case.
Both Strickland and Watson appeared today at the Forum. Below, as they are available, will be videos of their statements and answers to questions.
Also below are reprints of material on the two candidates contained in a 2012 voters guide published by Democracy NC.
Question: A disproportionate number of African-Americans are being sentenced to jail. What can you do about that?
Endorsed by Black Political Caucus
Kary Church Watson
Endorsed by Char-Meck Court Watch
Endorsed by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9
Democracy NC reprint